Caitsbooks Reviews: Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, 5 Stars

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – The Perfect Read for Pride Month (Review)

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: I spent 95% of my time reading this book smiling. I’m sure I terrified some people, but oh god was it worth it. (Side note: The other 5% was happy crying)

“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.” 

Read more for all of my incoherent ramblings on a book that completely destroyed me!

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May Favorites + June 2019 TBR

I’ve been really bad at posting these on time lately, but I’m 100% blaming BookCon and BookExpo for this month. They just really threw me off. But I won’t let that stop me from talking about what I loved last month, and what I’m hoping to love this month!

Read more for my favorite reads from May, and my June TBR!

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Caitsbooks Reviews: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (3 Stars)

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez -Sweet, Sarcastic, and Sharp (Review)

Overall: 3/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Friend Zone is a fun lighthearted romance with surprising depths.

“Why won’t you let me love you?”

Read more for more about The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez, and for all of my thoughts!

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Belle and Cinderella cosplays posing in front of the BookCon sign

BookCon and BookExpo 2019 Wrap Up

After sleeping for a solid 2 days, I think I’m finally able to talk about all of the amazing things that happened at BookExpo and BookCon this past year!!!

As I mentioned in my last BookExpo/BookCon post, this year was my third or fourth BookCon, and my second BookExpo. While I have some experience with the events, they really do change every year, and I think this year was one of my favorites.

Note: I’ll be posting my haul very soon!!! This just would have been a little too long if I added it here.


[Related: BookExpo and BookCon Survival Guide]


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30 Days of Pride Tag

I got so excited when I saw that Ben from @AceofBens tagged me in this new tag!!! It’s so fun and the perfect way to start the best month of the year. Thank you Ben!!!

Rules
– Credit the original author of the tag — Ace Of Bens
– Make sure you copy and paste these rules and notes at the beginning of the tag.
– Tag as many or as few people as you’d like!

Notes

– This tag originally uses the word “queer” as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community, but you are free to change it to whatever term or abbreviation you are most comfortable with for your own post.

– You don’t have to be out to be proud of who you are. Therefore, you can still do this tag if you aren’t out to everyone you know, as long as you feel comfortable and safe doing it!

– Don’t feel obligated to answer all of these questions or to even do this if you are tagged. I want this to be a fun pride month post, not a source of anxiety for anyone.

– Happy Pride Month!

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – The Perfect Start to Summer! (Review)

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Unhoneymooners is the perfect romance to get you ready for summer, with great chemistry, and tropical paradise, and memorable characters.

“That’s the whole point of luck, isn’t it? You have to trust that it’s not fleeting.”

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The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon A Con #2) by Ashley Poston – An Ode To Fandom (Review)

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Princess and the Fangirl is the perfect geeky novel that will make you dream of comic con.

“We need those stories, too. Stories that tell us that we can be bold and brash and make mistakes and still come out better on the other side. ”

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BookCon + BookExpo Survival Guide

It’s officially con season! The best part of the year!!

This year will be my third or fourth Bookcon (I honestly don’t know), and my second BookExpo, so I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. This will be split into three parts (BookCon, BookExpo, and tips for both) because while they are similar, there are definitely some things that only apply to one specific event and not the other.

Whether this year is your first or your fifth, I’m hoping you’ll learn something here you didn’t know before!

Alright, let’s get started!

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A Super Late April Favorites + May TBR

The month may almost be over but I can’t not talk about my favorite reads in April, or not set a goal for myself for May. Admittedly, I don’t have much time to complete that goal, but lets be honest, I never actually read everything on my TBR.

Read more to see the best things I read last month, and the books I’m hoping to adore this month!

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